We perform all levels of sleep diagnostics and home sleep studies, including the convenience and flexibility of self-administered Home Sleep Tests.
At Vitalus Sleep Center you will be welcomed by dedicated experts and a sleep team who share in your hope for making a good night’s rest a luxury you can rely on again. We are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our experienced board certified physicians focus exclusively on sleep science and medicine, in addition to the prevention and management of consequential disorders.
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About Our Sleep Center
Our Houston center, located a few blocks from the Texas Medical Center and NRG Stadium, in a secure, private hotel style setting. In addition to state-of-the-art sleep study equipment, each bedroom is equipped with a queen sized bed, a high definition smart TV, and free high speed WiFi. Snacks and beverages are also available.
Operating independently, the center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our experienced board certified physicians focus exclusively on sleep medicine, in addition to the prevention and management of consequential disorders. The sleep team members at our support center operate around the clock to assist children and adults of all ages who are in search of a good night’s rest.
We invite you to send an e-mail inquiry or speak to one of our sleep team members now to find out whether your medical insurance will cover your visit, or whether we can assist you with one of our flexible payment options.
- Home Sleep Tests (HST)
- First Night Study
- Second Night Study
- Sleep Efficiency Test (SET)
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Positive Airway Pressure Nap (PAPNap)
- Sleep Assistance
Sleep apnea is when your breathing stops and starts multiple times during sleep for up to a minute. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the intermittent relaxation of throat muscles during sleep, which blocks the airway.
Central sleep apnea is caused when the airway is clear, but the brain forgets to signal the muscles to breath. Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of the two. The interruption only wakes you partially and not enough to remember in the morning, but loud snoring, night sweats, startling awake because of a choking sensation, or morning headaches can indicate the disorder’s existence. Sleep apnea can cause obesity, due to insulin resistance, heart disease, hypertension, and nocturnal death.
If your snoring is loud, regular, and occurring on a nightly basis, it is possible that it may be linked to a more serious problem such as obstructive sleep apnea.
Snoring can cause headaches, fatigue, reduced work performance and inability to concentrate. Oral appliances can effectively eliminate chronic snoring when worn during sleep. Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight. Snoring has a tendency to worsen with age. Occasional snoring is usually not very serious and is mostly a nuisance for your bed partner. However, if you are a habitual snorer, you not only disrupt the sleep patterns of those close to you, but you also impair your own sleep quality.
The disorder is often inherited due to problems with the neurotransmitter, dopamine.
It can also result from conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, anemia, neuropathy and nervous system trauma. Because of the twitching, kicking or unpleasant feeling in limbs sleep is disrupted. If left untreated RLS can lead to daytime sleepiness, hypertension, depression and ADHD.
It is during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that your body dreams and paralyzes you.
Narcolepsy is when your body enters intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of REM sleep and occurs when there are problems in the part of your brain that regulates wakefulness. An incident can last from a few seconds to several minutes. The rare disorder affects about 1 in 2000 people and can be identified during a sleep study.
It is characterized primarily by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) despite adequate, or more typically, extraordinary sleep amounts (e.g., > 10 hours per night).
The symptoms of IH can be mimicked by other disorders, so it is important for a sleep physician to evaluate for other contributing causes including depression or other mood disorders, insufficient sleep time, and disturbance of circadian rhythms.